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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> meantime in the bay area, it took hours of cussing, screaming and debates but this morning oakland finally making a decision on a very controversial proposal to reduce violent crime. the issue surrounding hiring one of the best known police experts in america. his name -- bill bratton. kristy smith joining us live at oakland city hall. she has more on the nine-hour debate and the ultimate decision made by the counselor. good morning. >> good morning to you. a heated, passionate debate went on for hours. 260 speakers. in the end the council hired bill bratton. he will be a consultant. one of the first things he'll do and the objective is to come up with a policing plan to bring down crime in oakland. it may start with forums like the one we saw overnight. >> seven ayes, one no. >> thank you. >> shame! shame on you! >> reporter: the one no vote, council member brooks. the crowd of protesters shouted things like "shame on you" and "let the war begin." the $250,000 contract includes hiring former new york and los angeles police chief bill bratton to develop a public safety plan for oak
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
while to clear. we'll track that. back to you. >> 4:32. new this morning oakland's police department getting outside help, but not without a lot of controversy. after more than nine hours of heated debate the city council voted to approve a plan to hire former new york and los angeles's bill bratton as a consultant. kristy, this meeting wrapped up less than a couple of hours ago. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. i have to tell you. from almost the minute his name was put out there people in oakland were divided about bill bratton. people thought bringing him on would lead to racial profiling. you had another group who said, hey, crime is so bad people are afraid to come out even in the daylight. in the end after much debate that went on for hours the city council decided to bring him on. >> seven ayes, one no. >> thank you. [ applause ] [ shouting ] >> reporter: the protester shouted "shame on you" as the city council finished voting. another shouted, "let the war begin" after the line of speakers went out the door. this went on for hours. the vote coming after 2:00 this morning. the
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
8-year-old girl while she was simply standing in her own front yard in oakland. christie smith is live in the east bay with more details on the young victim and what police are right now planning to do today. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. oakland police are still looking for the shooter as the city has gotten off to a violent start this year. not only that child shot but two oakland police officers. two of them shot and wounded leaving one councilman to once again say we are completely out of control and bringing back calls for a state of emergency here in oakland. just yesterday afternoon an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on 65th avenue in east oakland. she was standing with others outside when a car drove by and someone, maybe two people inside, opened fire. police believe that the shooting may have been gang related. good news, the girl is expected to recover. chief howard jordan says his appearance at the scene was designed to send a specific message. >> if my being out here sends a message that the department is taking
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
one has to do with the other. >>> and good afternoon, i'm jeff rash theory, live in oakland where some of the best bay area bargains up for grabs, all to help a great cause. tell you how to get your hands on some of these awesome deals and exactly where we are in just a few minutes. speaking of deals, dealing with sunshine and the 7-day forecast. that full weather report in just minutes i. >>> crews are digging up part of a street in green bray to try to fix a water main that ruptured under the roadway this morning. it happened near sir francis drake boulevard. chp officers tell us at one point, water was shooting six feet into the air. at the rate of 1500 gallons minute for 90 minutes. the break was capped but about a dozen homes are still without water tonight. crews are now making sure the roadway is still structurally sound. >>> investigators in the central valley have started excavating a new well linked to the speed freak killers. the as well in linden, the same area where another well was excavated which revealed the remains of some of the victims of lauren herzog and we shall w
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
. we are talking about activists, pastors, mothers, all concerned about crime in oakland. what to do, how to bring it down. in the end city council brought on bill bratton. >> the vote is seven ayes, one no. >> shame on you! >> reporter: council member malone was the lone no vote. the vote came in after 2:00 this morning. the council approved a $250,000 contract that includes hiring former l.a. and new york police chief bill brat ton to consult with police on how to bring down crime. some in the crowd said they thought bratton's support for stop and frisk policies will lead to racial profiling. with 131 homicides last year, six so far this year, other residents said, look, oakland needs help. >> we happened to have an unfortunate skin color. i hate to say it like that. i have pride in who i am. >> when you can't walk down the street, be safe. you can't go to school because it's just a war zone that's going on. we believe bill bratton is a strategist. >> reporter: the council approved hiring 20 new police techs to allow oakland street police to do more crime fighting. also approved pa
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Jan 29, 2013 4:30am PST
see a lot of slowing but a heads-up heading over from oakland into san francisco. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> it is our theme all week long. the niners quest for six continues this morning. >> before the 49ers and ravens face off on sunday, they'll have to face the media. today is media day. >> an annual tradition. players get to cut loose. silly questions and silly outfits. sometimes you get serious questions to go with those o outfits. that was tom brady. they're not there this year. it's the niners and ravens. we'll have highlights coming up on our later newscast. >> yesterday a bit of politics leaked into the game. when asked if he would let his child play football, the president answered, "i'm a big football fan, but i have to tell you if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let them play football. those of us that love the sport will have to wrestle with the fact that it will change dpr gradually to reduce the violence" to which jim harbaugh had an entertaining response. >> 4-month-old almost soon to be 5-month-old son, jack h
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Jan 20, 2013 3:30pm PST
tasked to do is to break up the interruption of retall equation. oakland's homicides are based across such a broad spectrum of spont 98 did you, mostly. we don't have a real heavy group a and b presence, dynamics of gangs. some but not as heavy. the number one violence occurrence in our city is spontaneity. we get a chance to get behind the only thing that is pretty much steady enough for us to be able to track, which is the retaliation. when a young loved one is laid down in our streets, his crew, the loved ones he grew up with, are probably going to retaliate rewide receiver go in, find party a and b involved, try to get them together. pretty successful. sometimes we're not. but the level of respect is like, he shot my sister, i got to do what i got to do. oftentimes we're able to interrupt that and do our violence interruption piece. >> how hard is it to lower the flame of anger on those? >> it's very difficult. we tell them, garbage in, garbage out. so today the music, all of the youth, all their influence is pretty much, get it done. know what i'm saying? the violence is what the
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
in. back to you. >>> this morning the top brass at oakland's police department will talk about how it is dealing with a series of shootings in that city one of which was a drive-by that sent an 8-year-old girl to the hospital. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live in oakland with more details about what police are vowing to do following the latest shooting. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. this little girl certainly wasn't doing anything wrong. she was standing outside when someone pulled up and opened fire. she was shot in the leg. this happened in broad daylight in front of a home. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. this comes right after two oakland police officers were shot. one in the arm and one in the leg just doing their jobs. they are recovering as well. the little girl was shot around 2:30 in the afternoon on 65th avenue yesterday. police say several people were getting out of an suv when a car load of people pulled up and opened fire. bullets flew through the windows and walls of the home. she was taken to the hosp
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Jan 9, 2013 11:00am PST
is missing this morning from the oakland museum of california. this is the second time the museum has been broken into since november. nbc bay area's christie smith is at the museum where mayor kwan spoke this morning regarding the burglaries. we're hearing there's now a reward being offered. >> reporter: good morning, marla. the museum is now offering a $12,000 reward for information that leads to them getting this historic gold rush era box back. it was stolen on monday of this week. bold break-in overnight when the museum was closed. now, they say this box is really distinct, the look of it if you saw it it would be easy to spot. at the same time they're not releasing a picture of it for us to share with you. oakland police say that that's part of their investigation. but here's where it was stolen from, an alarm box downstairs in the gold rush display. investigators believe the thief broke through a door on the side that led to a garden. the museum has called it priceless and would not confirm reports that this thing was worth perhaps up to $800,000. this is the second break-i
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Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
more as we get it on air and online, nbcbayarea.com. >>> in oakland, assemblywoman nancy skinner introducing controversial legislation with the goal of curbing gun violence. the bill would tight regulations on ammunition sales here in the state of california. this is an initiative directly responding to the school shootings in newtown, connect, a deadly scene, where the gunman was found carrying high-capacity magazines. christie smith was there for that announcement and she joins us now with the details of this plan. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. state lawmakers and their supporters here in oakland know that they have a fight on their hands trying to regulate ammunition sales here in california, not just with the gun lobby but also with a number of people who think that something like this wouldn't be that effective, after all there is a black market here that you just can't regulate. they were led by assembly member skinner of berkeley and gathered in front of the state building to unveil ab 48 and they also held a moment of silence for the vict
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
outside oakland police headquarters with a look at what crime fighting is up against at city hall. good morning. >> oakland is dealing with 131 homicides. it's only january and they are looking for outside help. consider hiring a high paid police chief as a consultant who had success bringing down the crime rate in cities like new york. some of the methods have people in oakland worried it might create more of a rift between the community and the oakland police department. they packed into a public safety meeting last night and spoke out loudly. howard jordan tried to explain why he supports spending $250,000 to hire bill bratton on crime here. >> why don't you have howard jordan buy his book on amazon to hear what he has to say? >> reporter: opponents say bratton will use policies like stop and frisk. they say it would lead to racial profiling. jordan said he does support bratton but won't agree with a plan to put civil liberties and public trust in jeopardy. the committee approved using a consultant. doesn't necessarily have to be bratton. but the decision is up to the full city counc
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
had a hot shower since january 3rd. >> in the east bay now, has oakland hit rock bottom? several oakland city council members are pleading for state and federal help after a violent weekend in the city. the toll since friday, four people dead and a total of 15 people shot. nbc bay area jody hernandez is there on the scene. >> some here at city hall and across the city of oakland, everyone here in the city of oakland are calling for something to be done here to curb the violence, some say it's time to ask the governor to declare a state of emergency here in oakland. that after an incredibly violent weekend, 15 shootings took place across the city over the weekend. four of them fatal and many took place in daylight. it's time for city leaders to forget about the egoes and ask for more help. but the police chief say they are getting help from the california highway patrol, and alameda sheriff's deputies will be hitting the streets that is after help from the atf and u.s. marti marshals office. with the violence escalating, many say it's clearly not enough. >> we have to forget the p
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
streets of oakland. now, in just a little while, the mayor, the police chief, and others will be out here talking about violence this afternoon. and they're going to do it here in front of a mural of carlos nava, a 3-year-old shot and killed in 2011 here in east oakland. this morning, candles were out on east 17th street in the fruit vail district, where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed friday. that started this rash of shootings. four homicides friday. police believe some of the violence is tied to ongoing feuds in different corners of the city plagued by gangs and gun violence. over the weekend, the mayor and the police chief talked strategy, vie mayor larry reid told the tribune it's time to declare a state of emergency and that would free up state funds to help out here. at least two of the victims were shot in the fruitvale district and a council member says he sports a state of emergency. >> i'm relying on our police chief. they've done all the legality background checks and how to create a state of emergency. and so for me, i support any tool necessary that i can give
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
police oakland attracts hundreds of people. many waiting for hours for a chance to voice their opinion about a $250,000 proposal to hire formal police chief bill bratton to help o.p.d. get a handle on daily violent crime. jessica says the support of stop and frisk will put young men of color at risk. >> we happen to have an unfortunate skin color. i hate to say it like that. i have pride in who i am. >> reporter: the mother to be said if oakland invests in what she calls unconstitutional policing her unborn son will grow up to be a target for police. >> i didn't think it would be like. this i kept saying i wanted a girl. >> reporter: supporters are just as emotional begging the council to act if it will help stop the bloodshed in oakland when you can't walk down the street and be safe, when you can't go to school. you can't because it is just a war zone that's going on. we need a bill bratton as a strategist. >> reporter: some say they stacked the crowd, sending e-mail blasts urging residents who support her approval of the bratton plan to attend. saying sane oaklanders. >> didn't appr
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
an undercover police officer in oakland. police say the officer was doing an investigation on seminary avenue a few blocks away from the oakland coliseum. that's when three armed men confronted him and shot him in the arm. the suspects took off. officers locked down that neighborhood and launched a full scale intensive search both on the ground and in the air. police were able to catch one of these suspects but two others are still on the run today. the injured officer is being treated at a local hospital and he is expected to recover. we're waiting to hear more from police this morning. we'll bring you the latest information just as soon as we get it. >>> this attack comes hours before the oakland city council is set to vote on a controversial plan to deal with violence in the city. the police chief and the mayor want to spend $250,000 to hire former new york and l.a. police chief big bratton as a consultant to help reduce violent crime. bratton is a controversial pick because of his support for stop and frisk police tactics which some people say will lead to racial profiling
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Jan 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
the cow palace. monty francis, nbc bay area news. >>> oakland police are under pressure to track down four killers after four people were killed in the span of a few hours yesterday afternoon. the shootings reached different neighborhoods of that city from west oakland to deep east oakland and all took place within a timespan of about six hours. this is the scene from the last deadly shooting which happened around 8:15 last night, not far from bishop o'dowd high school. the man was pronounced dead at the scene. police say they believe all four homicides are gang related, and they have not made any arrests in any of those cases. >>> san jose police have made another arrest in the beating death of a 14-year-old boy last year. 31-year-old joe was arrested thursday on murder charges. investigators say he was hiding out in an apartment complex there. police say he was the last suspect wanted in the death of reyes who was attacked by several people in san jose's roosevelt park last april. >>> and in san francisco, hundreds of people came together to remember the people who were killed in th
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Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
investigated the crash. >>> oakland police are under pressure to track down four different killers after four people were murdered in the span of hours yesterday afternoon. the shootings happened in different neighborhoods in the city from west oakland to deep east oakland, all happened within about six hours starting yesterday afternoon. this is the scene from the fourth shooting which happened about 8:15 last night on hillside street not far from bishop o'dowd high school. the man pronounced dead at the scene. as of now there are no arrests in any of the killings. it is oakland's sixth homicide of the new year, all of which happened this week. >>> a showdown over gun control laws is taking center stage right here in the bay area this morning. a gun show in daly city is now the focus of people on both sides of that issue. up to 10,000 people are expected to crowd into the crossroads of the west gun show at the cow palace this weekend and they can expect to be greeted by plenty of protesters. the show includes more than 150 vendors selling everything from guns and ammunition to knives an
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
and shot in east oakland. they arrested five gang members. the community is now increasing its plea for help. only how to get that help is causing outrage also. in a few minutes, oakland city council members will need to decide whether to hire william bratton. jody? >> janelle, the council chambers inside city hall are absolutely packed. the fire marshal just asked folks to leave because there's not enough room. 200 people have signed up to speak at tonight's meeting. while bratton critics plan to be loud and boisterous, others in oakland say this crime-ridden city needs all the help it can get. >> it's hell. it's hell. it's hell on earth. >> reporter: that's how sandra describes what it's like living in this east oakland neighborhood, where an undercover police officer got beaten and shot in the arm last night. >> they're violating everybody else's constitutional rights. we can't walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. you know, they need to be stopped. >> reporter: tonight the oakland city council will vote on a controversial plan to hire former nypd and l
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
throughout the morning hours. >>> oakland's baseball and basketball teams may be teetering on the edge of leaving but not the football team. the city has agreed to spend $1 million to study new stadium proposals for the oakland raiders. the new development dubbed coliseum city will span across 1,000 acres in addition to the stadium plans for business, housing and entertainment in the works. >> that's great news for our christina loren. a big-time raider fan out there. probably happy to hear the silver and black will stay around. >> happy someone remembers their name. it's all about the raiders next year. next year. 38 degrees in livermore. we share our pride with the 49ers. hopefully they'll win it big. 38 degrees this morning down in gilroy. we do have a good looking day shaping up in terms of the sunshine and we do have better air quality. onshore flow will bring thick fog back onshore throughout the day today. between 7:00 and 8:00, patchy dense fog. by 10:00, abundant sunshine and temperatures climbing like a ladder each day all of the way through friday of this week. we'll be real
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
reports that she was seen somewhere yesterday in oakland. >>> the mother who lied about the attempted abduction of her 2-year-old daughter may be charged for filing a false police report. san jose investigators discovered the lie after re-interviewing the woman. her story was not consistent. this morning, a number of people are upset about it. police, who spent money on the investigation, and also neighbors. who for 48 hours thought a child predator was on the loose. >> i feel so angry right now because everybody thought it was real and everybody so scared. >> the police will discuss the case with the santa clara county district attorney's office who will decide whether charges should be filed. >>> we now know more about the role a woman in custody may have played in the death of a millionaire. the contra kosta times was told raven dixon set off two other suspects in the case. they are members of west oakland gangs known for organizing robberies in oakland and fremont. according to the contra kosta times, she gave information on the mansion and contents. four suspects have b
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Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
. oakland police are asking for your help finding a missing woman. police sent us this picture of gloria ji this morning. her husband called police after she failed to show up for work, and he suspects foul play. gloria ji is 63 years old, 5'1" and wears glasses. investigators found her car in oakland. anyone with information is asked to call oakland pd's missing persons department. >>> police looking into the city's first homicide of the year. police were called to the 1900 block of tripoli block this morning just before 8:00. that's where they found a dead body in front of a home. police say the unidentified adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. an ambulance arrived, but pronounced the man dead on the scene. >> now we have witnesses, witnesses meaning people that were in the house that may have possibly heard something. they're down at the police department right now being talked to by some of our homicide investigators. >> police say the victim was in his 30s and related to the people who were inside the home with he was found dead. they have no motive or suspect
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
your neighborhood forecast whenever you need it. all you need to do is search weather. >> oakland's mayor and top cop are on the defense, following a controversial vote to hire bill bratten. the big question is, now that he is hired, what will he propose as a solution to oakland's growing problem with violent crime. we are life at citi hall with the story. >> well, good evening. i spoke by phone earlier today to his wife and she tells me that he is now in detroit working on a problem similar to the one he will be working on in oakla oakland. as for what he will suggest, we can is surmise that by looking at what he has done in other cities. home break ins and burglaries are something that is featured on oakland crime watch. the program was started last summer. >> i had a neighbor recently just accosted, was on hold for 20 minutes with 911 and was advised to go online, and fill out a report. >> he said that it's a daily occurrence. 30 burglaries and assaults per month. >> at least one per day. it's outrageous, us as tax paying citizens should not have to accept. >> these are the low l
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Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
their reports on air and online. nbcbayarea.com. >>> a film based on the true story of oakland's oscar grant took home top honors at the sundance film festival this weekend. grant was the unarmed man shot and killed by a park police officer in 2009. and there is already buzz about the film for next year's academy awards. we're hearing our first reaction to the film's big accolades from oscar grant's family. monty francis is live with the story. >> we're here at the fruitvale station. it took home two big honors this weekend at the sundance film festival. >> do you have plans for tonight? >> the film stars oscar winning actress as oscar's mother and michael b. jordan as oscar gran. it drawn cals the 24 hours leading up to the shooting that ended grant's life. fruitvale won the grand jury prize and the sundance audience award. he lives in richmond. in his acceptance speech, he called the movie a love letter to the bay area and dedicated the honor to oscar grant's family who was there for the premier of the film in utah and just returned home. we caught one oscar grant's aunt and un
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
under the law. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside oakland's university and killing seven people is back in court today. a judge will determine whether one goh will be held until he is deemed competent to stand trial. he'll most likely be treated for schizophrenia at napa state hospital. the court will receive a progress report every 90 days. earlier this month a judge decided goh was incompetent to stand trial. prosecutors say he plans the killing spree after becoming angry with school officials over a tuition dispute. >>> some quirky fixtures with tiny beards and mini little pants on there in oakland could be removed by pg&e. they wear knickers. dozen of tiny gnomes have popped up attached to fences and power poles there. pg&e says it's concerned that the screws they drill into the walls there to will compromise the structural integrity of the phone poles and prompt others to attach creations to the poles which creates a maintenance issue for utility workers. but neighbor say the gnomes bring joy to passers by and prompting gnome hunts out there. and the neighbors, some
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
oakland for a routine appointment. the alameda sheriff's department says at some point during the ride from jail to the hospital, he got out of the leg irons and waist and hand restraints. as soon as he got to the hospital, he took off running. police found his jail clothes. >>> detectives are on the scene of the city's latest homicide. it comes at a critical time when officials have a key deadline in a battle that could end with the feds taking control of the police department. jodi hernandez joins us live in oakland and, jodi, this is exactly what mayor kwan and the chief don't want. >> reporter: i can tell you we, for now, are on the scene of a homicide just on the other side of the park here. homicide investigators are investigating a body. someone called in about 3:00 this afternoon saying there was a body laying in the roadway. mean while, as you mentioned, scenes like that have become all too common here in the city of oakland. but some unprecedented help could be on the way. oakland some side investigators are on the scene of their third killing of the new year. while the homic
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
. live in oakland. are you looking for that new piece of furniture? we're at the epicenter of some major bay area bargains that stretch for thousands of square feet. where you can get your hands on some of these exciting goods. that all go to help a good cause plus your weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. two silicon valley hot shots are taking your ouellet with them. scott bud mann is here with a pair of jaw dropping numbers. >> this is a follow-up to what we told you yesterday. two tech companies with neck-snapping moves after reporting quarterly earnings. apple selling a record number of iphones and ipads but still falling short of what wall street wanted to hear, losing billions of value today a stock drop of $63 a share. apple now down by a third since september. netflix on the other hand is on fire. a big rise in both subscribers and earnings. a 42% pop in the its stock price today. it has not been this high since september of 2011. and more earnings tonight, microsoft reporting a slight dip in profits as it tries to roll out windows 8. microsoft shares down 1.5% aft
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
out in force. >>> oakland's coliseum about to get louder and dirtier because the best motocross racers are about to come to town. we have bob redell with a look at what to expect at this weekend's race. not on a bike just yet, huh, bob? >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. you can see how loud it is. i don't think so. i'm not going to get on a bike. you can see just how loud and dirty this is. they started building this course for monster energy supercross competition taking place tomorrow on monday. 500 truck loads of dirt later you have a beautiful course. you can see right now this morning they are already putting it to the test in preparation for tomorrow. mike will be out there on his 450 cc motorbike. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: i read this is considered to be the most physically demanding sport. what would be your argument to say that's the case? >> it's definitely physical for sure. you have to be physically tough and mentally tough too. it's a great event in oakland. tickets are $10 at ticket master.com. great people out there. come check us o
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
support of stop and frisk techniques aren't what oakland needs. >> oakland has rejected all of these brands of policing that he's famous for already. we rejected gang injunctions and curfews. >> bill bratton is one of the most prolific and profound policing minds in the country and we're fortunate to have him come here and help us understand the dynamics of oakland. >> reporter: oakland's police chief is pushing hard to get bratton with the city's crime rate climbing, he says he needs all the help he can get. >> what happened over this weekend in oakland is a clear sign to us -- >> reporter: earlier today the city council finance committee approved more than $5 million in help including money to hire 21 civilian police technicians and funds for ten sheriff's deputies to hit the streets of oakland for up to six months. >> it's not just whether we say we care about fighting crime. it's whether we are actually funding enough personnel so that you have the boots on the ground to respond to 911 calls. >> reporter: again, demonstrators are inside city hall right now as we speak up in the c
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
bridge in oakland this morning also upper 30s for you. 30 degrees in gilroy. so there's improvement there. you have been in the 20s every single other morning this week. this is all we expect for today. low to mid 60s. spare the air day. keep that in mind. through your friday, temperatures are going to be closer to 70 degrees in warmest spots across the bay which are in the south bay. into your weekend, 70s possible at the beaches. let's take you through your hour by hour detail for this thursday. by noon we'll transition from heavy coat weather at 8:00 a.m. to sweater weather and by 4:00 p.m. you can actually get by with some short sleeves out there enjoy that sunshine. soak it up. we'll see changes as we get into this weekend even warmer days ahead. i'll detail that your seven-day forecast in my next report. let's detail the drive as promised. here's mike. >> we have had a tough problem for the upper deck after a flat tire for a pickup truck transpired into a lane being backed up for a half hour and this backup forming early at the toll plaza. we see the toll plaza itself moving s
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
about the little men with tiny beards having a big impact on oakland. we'll explain all of this just ahead. >> a look at yahoo! as it gets ready to report its financials and immigration reform in silicon valley as well. >>> let's look at san francisco this morning. city by the bay. getting excited for the 49ers quest for the super bowl. we're back in two minutes. here first is a 49er flashback. >> back to throw montana. sets up. throws. touchdown! ten-yard pass. the 49ers have scored with 34 seconds remaining! hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. 6:13 right now. we're being told that yahoo! ceo marissa mayer has been hobnobbing in switzerland these days but now turns her attention to a less glamorous group. >> she is going to explain y
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
out here every time that happens. >> reporter: jordan says violence in oakland will slow when witnesses start cooperating with investigators. the man who was living in this block for 30 years says he is not sure what the solution is. >> other than having a police officer on every corner around this neighborhood, this is not much you can do. maybe educate the people more. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: well, tonight, that 8-year-old girl is recovering from her ordeal. and police are looking for help from witnesses. but help from witnesses is something that police in this city have come to not expect. hive in oakland, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >>> the massive refinery fire has cost chevron $10 million so far. that's according to the report that chevron filed with contra costa county. that report was filed today it affected by the fire as well as area hospitals as well as local agencies. in the report, chevron says it's expanding testing to detect thinning pipes and increasing employee training to try to prevent similar accidents. the august 6th fire was caused
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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
have been following in the east bay. the oakland zoo says the alligator that was found just yesterday guarding a stash of pot inside a castro valley home has died. alameda county sheriff's deputies found the gator named mr. teeth when doing a routine probation check. it was in a tank, apparently guarding 34 pounds of dried marijuana. the gator was taken to the oakland zoo where it was placed in quarantine after its owner said it was very sick. that owner is now in jail. >>> some relief for a hayward mother whose daughter was kidnapped in 1998 and never seen again. a bone fragment found in a well in linden does not match michaele garecht's dna. the well is believed to be a dumping ground for the so-called speed freak killers. in a blog post, garecht says she's disappointed there's still no answer what happened to michaela but goes on to say, quote, the feeling i felt was a sense of relief. >>> san francisco police are hoping surveillance video will help them catch a suspected killer. police say this video right here shows a clean-shaven man with long hair walking with 46-year-old alia
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
killed and several others hurt when an suv they were chasing crashed in oakland hills. the suv crashed near the sequoia country club. the chase started about 2:00 in the morning when chp tried to pull over the stolen suv. the mercury news is reporting that suv was packed with eight people between the ages of 15 and 19 when it raced down i-80 onto 580 before it crashed into a tree in oakland hills. neighbors woke up to the sound of the crash and the sirens. >> i was just so proud of the oakland police force at that point and chp guys that were here. they really worked beautifully and they were here for at least two or three hours. and we did see a stretcher with a -- cover off there, i assumed somebody had died. >> the driver fled the scene, is still at large tonight. >>> this past tuesday marked the 40th verse of the roe versus wade decision. the annual walk for life west coast rally started at civic center and ended with a march down market street. organizers and demonstrators are encouraged by how each year the crowd is bigger than the last. >> it's very easy if you're of my
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
dexter oliver at an oakland hotel yesterday. meantime, 25-year-old star lamar remains in critical condition at the burn unit at st. francis hospital. she has severe burns to her face and chest. family members say oliver doused lamar with gasoline and set her on fire after she broke up with him on sunday. >>> well, the fbi's evidence response team now heading back to a farm out in linden this morning digging for more victims of the so-called speed freak killers. crews are spending the morning excavating an old well there. that site is near an abandoned well where four bodies were found nearly a year ago. investigators think the bodies are linked to lauren herzog nicknamed the speed free killers for a drug fueled spree during the '80s and '90s. herzog committed suicide last year. investigators say it will take up to three weeks to hand sift through that soil. >>> this morning, a family is learning who may have killed a 21-year-old woman almost 30 years ago. the body was found in a dumpster in back of the bailey park plaza shopping center in mountain view january 28, 1985. mountain v
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Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
recovering after he was stabbed outside an oakland bart station. police say that last night around 6:45 in the evening, a man got into an argument with a cab driver. the argument escalated and the man established the driver before fleeing on foot. the driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. police are still searching for the suspect. >>> new details tonight on that long anticipated nhl lockout ending. it took 113 days and 600 cancelled games of hockey, it is finally back. it's music to sharks fans ears, the nhl prior's association hammered out a deal just in the nick of time. harry wofford is here with the details. if you stayed up to watch this, you must be tired this evening. >> i am ready to talk about it, hockey is back, and it's about time the nhl lockout is over. the league and the players association reached a tentative agreement, the deal still requires language, clarification and ratification from both sides. however, there's a chance the 2013 schedule will be announced tomorrow, and most of the teams will open training camp on thursday. the new agreement is a t
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
to help. the tough police style bratton is famous for is not for oakland. >> oakland residents have come out time and time again against things like loitering ordinances and curfews. >> bring in bratton and the fbi. >> reporter: for those living in the thick of it, they say enough is enough. it's time to get tough. >> they are violating everyone else's constitutional rights. we can't even walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: a live look at city hall. you can see that protesters have started to assemble outside city hall, and i can tell you that the police chief tells me he still believes that bratton is the best man for the job, the best person for the job. he plans to present a 30-slide power point presentation at tonight's meeting. he says he is more resolved than ever to bring bratton in. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we'll cover tonight's meeting. brentwood, four teenagers recovering after being shot in a drive-by shooting. the teens range in age from 13 to 16. they were standing
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
oakland, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. also in oakland, a gold rush at the oakland museum of california. police are searching for a stolen artifact worth $800,000. thieves broke in yesterday and made off with the gold rush era quartz and gold box depicting early california. it is closed on monday as is traditional for mu seems. it's the second break in in receipt months. back in november thieves made off with gold nuggets and other artifacts. they read the receipt break in is a loss not only to the museum, but the community and the objects convey the heritage and the stories of the people. >> they're took matters into their own hands. police investigating burglary cases in which the would be victims double as crime fighters. in one case the intruder ended up dead. both happened during the day in the east bay city. one on lehman and the other on canyon oaks circle. police say a homeowner confronted a man breaking into his home. he wrestled him to the ground and stand the suspect in the neck, killing him. the gun turned out to be fake. unclear whether the homeowner will face ch
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
crashed in the oakland hills yesterday, killing a 19-year-old man and injuring several others. the chp says it began pursuing this suv in el ser rit oh 2:00 yesterday morning. when the officers tried to stop the vehicle, it took off, leading them down a chase before crashing into a tree in the oakland hills. it was packed with eight people between the ages of 15 and 19. two were ejected from the car. the 19-year-old man who died was from antioch. the driver fled the scene and is still at large. >>> much more ahead on "today in the bay." the 49ers will be heading to the big easy in just a few hours. but first we hear from the team and how they plan to take their place in history. >>> plus, pay attention to your receipt. the change kicking in today that could cost you more the next time you choose credit over cash. and...done. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the tim
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
formally declare a state of emergency here in oakland but others say the city is clearly in crisis. >> it's worse than out of control. >> reporter: oakland vice mayor larry reid says he's appalled at the city's escalating violence. 15 shootings took place over the weekend leaving four people dead. reid and others say it's time for city leaders to put egos aside and ask the governor to declare a state of emergency. >> we've got to forget the pride some folks are hesitant asking for a state of emergency and asking the governor for help. for me, my pride will go out the window when it's about the safety of the residents of the city. >> there is no way you can do this in oakland now without more troops on the ground, so to speak. more resources. and that has to come from the governor. >> reporter: but observing's police chief says there's no need to make a formal request. he says they're already on 0 rating under a state of emergency. the department's getting help from the chp and 15 alameda county sheriff's deputies will soon be hitting the streets. plus, he says, any hope that would
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >>> new at 11:00 tonight. a dadly chain reaction crash snarled traffic on 880 and oakland for two hours tonight. all northbound lanes were shut down near the high street exit just until about 10:00 tonight. police say the driver hit the center divide around 8:00. then the man got out of his car and ran across several lanes of traffic. he was struck by several vehicles and killed. >>> a safety expert says that if you are in an accident drive off the highway if you can. if you cannot, stay in your car and turn it off. officers say resist the urge to get out and get help to avoid dangerous and potentially fatal conditions that could affect your safety. >>> it was a race against the clock as a dive team in a south bay searched cold and murky waters for a woman whose car crashed this afternoon. it was on the expressway in san jose. despite the team's best efforts, that woman died. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is at the scene tonight with more on what happened and what could have led to that crash. kimberly. >> reporter: kris, emergency crews were out here for three hours today. once the wom
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
. it's likely as we heads throughout the morning hours. 42 in oakland. 37 degrees in san jose right now. i don't want everyone to grab their cameras where it's cold and you see showers on radar. i don't believe any of the snow is going to stick below 1,000 feet. the chance is there. it's very rare to have this occurrence of the perfect ingredients at the right time. that's what we watch for. by the time we get through 9:00, our chance for showers diminishes. we'll close the window at that point. the coldest point of the day is still about an hour and a half away so it's only going get more interesting as we progress throughout the morning hours. highs will be cold warranting a jacket all day long. be ready for that. the seven-day outlook shows you that we'll stay cold all the way through the remainder of this week. tomorrow is friday. looking forward to that. temperatures are going to be cold for finish to the week and then this weekend staying on the cool side as well. into next week the sun comes out in full force starting monday lasting through wednesday and that will start to warm u
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
have 310 murder cases last year. most of those numbers come from san francisco, oakland and san jose where murder rates increased by more than 52% in just the last two years. overall major violent crime went up 23% in both oakland and san jose. san francisco only saw a slight increase from the year before. >>> investigators at this hour trying to figure out what triggered a partial evacuation of a san jose hotel. more than a dozen people at the hilton hotel in downtown san jose ended up sick yesterday morning. hazmat crews arrived just before 11:00 a.m. 13 people there were treated at the scene after complaining of irritation in their throat and in their eyes. investigators think they were exposed to some kind of chemical but at this point they're not sure what that substance may be. >>> relief this morning for commuters heading out to the dumbarton bridge. a toll lane shut down due to budget trouble is finally reopen. bob redell is live near the dumbarton bridge about why officials are making that move. >> reporter: because of the backup. it was so big starting at the beginning of t
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> oakland mayor jean kwan in washington to attend president obama's inauguration but also attending the u.s. conference of mayors looking for federal help in fighting crime. mayor kwan hoping the department of justice will allow fbi analysts to assist oakland police as it investigates crimes there. last year an atf task force helping oakland pd arrest 60 suspects and seize 92 guns off the street. >>> the new promise from the uc regents regarding student tuition. >>> a pair of bay area hospitals in talks to try to team up. why they say that's good news for bay area patients. >>> it's now a sense of how much money you'll pay under the fiscal cliff deal may have you rolling your eyes. >>> welcome back. a live look at the capitol in washington, d.c. where preparations are well under way for the president's inauguration public oath on monday, january 20th. we'll have the latest for you starting "today in the bay" at 4:30 on monday morning. rit now it's 5:10. >>> oakland based company has sold the downtown high rise to a san diego company for $110 million. the company will keep its headquarte
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
. his next scheduled appearance in court is january 28th. live in oakland, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you. coming up at 6:30, not just guns but the bullets. a proposed new safeguard by a bay area assembly woman is to help curb the violence. that story just ahead at 6:30. >>> new details on an officer involved shooting in walnut creek that left a hairstylist dead. during a news conference this afternoon the city's chief of police say anthony bent jr. was holding a ten-inch chef knife when police killed him. the incident began with a 911 call for a woman who said a man was being attacked inside an apartment. when officers arrived they say no one answered the door so they forced their way in. that's when they ran into banta. >> nancy was described as extremely agitated and he refused all commands given to him by the officers. officers ordered mr. banta to drop the knife several times. banta, mr. banta suddenly charged down the stairs towards the officers with the knife in his hand. >> that's when the chief says his officers fired in self-defense. >> the other two
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
university and arrow points to that commute direction. other avenues through oakland just fine. away from the bridge we had a disabled big rig blocking two lanes reported right there at mcdonald avenue. i have in no further updates from chp. they arrived on scene and they cleared. we don't see slowing. that might indicate they moved the big rig. i'll let you know if anything developmen develops through the area. easy drive through pleasanton and sunol on 680. 880 an easy drive. roadways traveling into the south bay a relatively light commute. christina, we had a lot of fog over the last part of this week in the south bay but this morning it looks clearer and colder. what's up? >> it's frost we're tracking more than fog this morning. good morning to you. happy friday. 32 degrees in livermore right now. 29 in gilroy. 33 degrees dropping pretty substantially in santa cruz as well. rare to get to freezing mark by the ocean. that's what's happening here in the bay area. 29 now in napa. bring in the sensitive plants. don't want to do any damage. you water them every day. travel cautiously
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
has been exposed. >> for example, that shipping channel from the bay bridge to the oakland astuary is covered by the restrictions. however, it looks like maybe the bay bridge itself is not part of the restrictions. >> reporter: the executive director of san francisco baykeeper, and she is on the harbor safety committee. she tells me the bay bridge should definitely be listed as a critical maneuvering area. >> it seems that there's a possibility that just a slight change to the rules will bring the bridge into a critical maneuver. >> reporter: making the change could take a few weeks. the harbor safety committee meets thursday, and the item is not on the agenda. it will meet again next month. until then, the investigation into how the ship hit the bridge continues as does the work to close the gap in the san francisco harbor's committee safety plan. >> it was a close call and a good opportunity for us to look at all of our planning and response systems. >> reporter: now the harbor safety committee is not only going to go over those critical maneuvering areas, they're going to review
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
stay in the hospital through the weekend. >>> a 16-year-old oakland boy says he knows people think he's a monster. that's what he told the court today before he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering his adoptive parents. he was 15 years old when he strangled his parents in their oakland home last january. he was prosecuted as an adult and in december pled guilty to killing susan and robert. why did he do it? he had been suspended from school for smoking marijuana and knew they would be upset. when asked to address the court, he came in and said i'm sorry for the crime i committed. i hope none of you forgive me for my crime. i know you all think of me as a monster or something else. i hope none of you remember me ever again. >>> anger after a gunman on campus put three schools in lockdown. cupertino middle, west valley and homestead are located within a mile of each other. that hoax sent dozens of officers scrambling into action and, as you can imagine put lots of families on edge. marianne favro is live in sunnyvale with reaction from parents and students. not a good ti
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Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
. 28 in morgan hill. look at san francisco and oakland, actually in the mid to upper 30s this morning. really quite chilly. we've got the clear skies from san jose. this is the reason why, parts of alaska this morning are warmer than the bay area. big ridge of high pressure to the west, southerly flow from alaska, that's spilling into the bay area. you'll get sunshine today, but don't expect things to warm up a whole lot. but lunchtime, upper 40s to near 50. that will be pretty much where we top out the day for temperatures. and then again tonight, without the cold air being moved out of the bay area, we'll see another freezing night tonight. y >> colder here than in alaska. >> right now, 35 degrees in anchorage. >>> thank you, rob. >>> the season continues for the san francisco 49ers. today they and their fans will watch to see who they play next and whether they'll get to do it at home. colin kaepernick led the team to the win over the green bay packers last night. kaepernick rushing for a quarterback play-off record of 181 yards and two touchdowns. he also threw for 263 yar
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00am PST
alpha base in oakland after problems with the plumbing forced procedures to be cancelled yesterday. the hospital was without water for hours because of clogged pipes. it happened yesterday at 10:00. the staff was forced to call a code dry. this means no use of water except for urgent patient needs. as a precaution the medical center postponed elective surgeries for at least 24 hours. some nurses say yesterday's incident is one of a long list of alarming problems over the past few years. >> there is a lot of supplies not being provided with at this hospital. those things, i think it's just accumulation of things over the years causing problems at this hospital. >> >> it's frustrating for us. very disheartening to see we are advocating for patients here and for patient safety here. and then we come to work and sometimes we don't have the tools to work with. >> the summit releasing the statement to nbc bay area news. it reads, at all times we had clean, clear safe water access for patients. elective surgeries will be resuming today. many one of the world's most advanced airplanes will
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Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> thanks, monte. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside a small christian college in oakland and killing seven people will be back in court tomorrow. he will learn where he will be held until he is deemed competent to stand trial. it is believed he will wind up at napa state hospital where he will receive treept for schizophrenia and will receive medication for the same condition. the court will get progress reports every 90 days. authorities say he, a former university student, planned the killing spree at the school that caters to korean immigrants after he became angry with school officials over a tuition dispute. >>> a pileup in san jose earlier tonight sent a dozen people to hospital. the crash happened around 6:30 this evening at the intersection of highway 101 and interstate 880. of those seven vehicles were involved remarkably there were no serious injuries. the chp is investigating what triggered that pileup. >>> and if you saw heavy black smoke over the santa clara valley this morning it was from a fire burning at a cupertino cement plant. truck equipment and tires caug
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